December 21, 2016

The legend of how Sedna became a sea goddess is told throughout the Arctic. The story varies from one region to the next. However, in all versions, a young woman becomes the mother of all sea creatures. As the sea goddess, Sedna has dominion over her creatures and cont...

September 21, 2016

Ben was born in the log cabin that used to be in front of my current house in Kotzebue. He said that the cabin was up so long that it started to get old and the wood was getting weak, so my grandpa had to build a new house and that became a part of the house that I liv...

September 21, 2016

UNALAKLEET—“We’re eating fish again?” Yanni exasperatingly asked my brother. It was my brother’s girlfriend’s first summer with our family. And every summer, we ate fresh salmon most days.

Back then the king runs were strong and our summer started off with greasy, deced...

September 21, 2016

Highest doses of a few antidepressants, some stimulants, psychotropic drugs, Brain injuries, a cold face from dancing with the Northern Lights—

I'm whistling to provoke and they come to chop my head off, I get away
And don't pout, or else a bird will land on my lower li...

September 21, 2016

The creation of the festivals has a mythical origin which began back in the days of the eagle-man as told in the first legend. According to the story, a mother eagle wanted to originate a festival which would bring pleasurable music to the inhabitants of the dark, prim...

June 21, 2016

Dr. Meagan Lincoln graduated from the Nova Southeastern University in May and is back in her hometown of Kotzebue, Alaska to open up an eye clinic for Maniilaq Association. While it wasn’t the easiest trail to blaze, Dr. Lincoln admits that it was worth it and she coul...

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